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Charming Oceanfront Cottage at Schoolhouse Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two or bring family and friends - either way, you'll have a wonderful time at our charming cottage by the sea. For the active, the beach is just steps away - fly your kite, picnic, build sandcastles, explore the tidepools or dive for abalone. For the more passive, sip a cool drink on the deck and enjoy the spectacular view or curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book.

Our home is well suited for two couples - two of the bedrooms each have a queen bed and ocean views. There's a 3rd bedroom with twin beds plus a den with fullsize futon if you bring the family. All linens are provided. There are also beach toys, towels, chairs, picnic supplies, plenty of books and games for all ages - and high speed wireless internet access.

The northern California coast is beautiful and relaxing and you don't need to leave the house at all - but if you do, you'll find almost limitless activities to fill your days. The area has many quaint villages, shops and galleries filled with local arts and crafts, restaurants serving fabulous fresh seafood, wonderful wineries, historic sites and natural wonders galore. Just be sure to return for the incredible sunsets!

Our cozy home is filled with antiques and comfy furniture. We think you will feel right at home. We have visitors who have returned year after year with their family and friends and now think of the cottage as their second home. We hope you will too! Please check our availability calendar.


More Details

Nina Mourning
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Nina Mourning

I am an entrepreneur and workaholic. I have been an editor of a scientific journal, a travel agent, a paralegal, a real estate agent and property manager, a commodity trader, a financial newsletter editor, and resident neighborhood psychic.

I currently produce video biographies of seniors, interviewing them and recording some of their family history and stories so they can be permanently saved on DVD for future generations.

I have helped raise 7 children. I love to read, garden, dance, travel and practically have my own personal zoo. I am a gatherer of information about almost anything. And I have an incredible husband, Jeff, who puts up with all my nonsense.

Nina Mourning purchased this house in 1960

Why Nina Mourning chose Bodega Bay

My parents bought the cottage more than 50 years ago. It is the closest beach community to the Sacramento area. It is close to San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country. I grew up spending vacations there and so did my children. It is a great place to share with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

It is only a minute out the front door down the path onto the beach. But if you don't feel like a walk, you can lie in bed, sit on the sofa or at the dining room table, or out on the deck and have a wonderful view of the ocean and the waves crashing on the rocks. I never tire of the wonderful sunsets - every one is different but terrific in its own way.

And the most amazing thing - you can actually see millions of stars because the night sky is so dark. We also have deer, lots of shorebirds, and great tidepools.


Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both baths have tubs with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Steps from Beach, amazing ocean view, great tidepools and whale watching, nearby Sonoma and Napa County wineries, Free Wireless Internet, Large Deck, Books, Games, horseback riding and golf. Sonoma County Certificate 718N


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Charming Oceanfront Cottage at Schoolhouse Beach
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 66 reviews

Love it!!

  • 5 of 5

Being Ocean Front the water was so soothing and beautiful the house is beautiful and everything is already there and handy it was truly the vacation of Tranquility I really needed definitely would book it again! Great Family house

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults and a 5 and 7 year old and we all had a great time!!!!! The house is well stocked and centeraly located to everything!!!! But most adventures are to far to walk to. We saw whale spouts right out our front window!!!! The kids loved the tide pools at Schoolhouse Beach and flying kites and digging in the sand at Salmon Creek Beach!!! And we saw flashes of whales at Bodega Head!!!

The house is large enough so everyone could spread out and not feel boxed in! We had 3 days of rain and played games, read, and never tired of all the ocean views!!!

Also Nina was great to work with and we would rent again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay, gorgeous location❤

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house for our family of 6. Lovely fireplace we enjoyed during cool nights and heated blankets in bed. Home is charming. Bathrooms are older and not fancy, but clean. Bedrooms and living areas were very comfortable. The location is a dream. Home is equipped with all you could want, including Keurig coffee machine. We loved staying here and hope to return. Definitely check out Goat rock beach a bit up road and Duncan's Landing! Avoid the Tides Restaurant at all costs. We had the worst meal and service of our lives there! Besides that, everything was great. Also check out nearby Armstrong Redwood Park. We went there one morning with packed sandwiches and our kids loved walking through the grove and having a picnic lunch. Thank you Nina, for a wonderful place to stay. 😊

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Home in Bodega!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Home, Gorgeous view!! Couldn't ask for more!! Can't wait to go back...❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Place was great! Can't wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Very roomy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I'll look forward to having you as guests again. Thanks for visiting! Nina
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Perfect for People and Dogs

  • 5 of 5

Great views and easy access to a dog friendly beach. Also the neighborhood behind the house was a wonderful place to walk the dogs and enjoy looking at the eclectic homes.

The view from the living room was unbeatable and the home decor was fun and interesting.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Oakland or San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bodega Harbour Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Beach
Schoolhouse Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Schoolhouse Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Coleman Valley Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Duncan Mills
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Armstrong Redwoods State Park
Car: necessary

Wine tasting, Whale Watching




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Arrivals and departures accepted any day except Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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